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If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968)

Se incontri Sartana prega per la tua morte (original title)
After a stagecoach is robbed and the passengers murdered, a long and tangled series of surprise attacks a murderous double-crosses leaves the coach's strongbox in the hands of the killer ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sartana (as John Garko)
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Lasky
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Jeff Stewal (as Sidney Chaplin)
Gianni Rizzo ...
Alman
Fernando Sancho ...
Jose Manuel Mendoza
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Morgan (as Klaus Kinsky)
Andrea Scotti ...
Perdido (as Andrew Scott)
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Reverend Logan
Franco Pesce ...
Dusty
Heidi Fischer ...
Evelyn
Gianfranco Parolini ...
Gambler (as J. Francis Littlewords)
Maria Pia Conte ...
Jane
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Girl at the saloon (as Sabine (III)
Sergio Jossa ...
(as Serge Jossa)
Antonietta Fiorito
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Storyline

After a stagecoach is robbed and the passengers murdered, a long and tangled series of surprise attacks a murderous double-crosses leaves the coach's strongbox in the hands of the killer Lasky. It is up to the legendary hero Sartana to track down the missing money and determine just who is ultimately behind the grisly robberies and killings. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The gunman with the deadliest arsenal in the West

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Western

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14 August 1968 (Italy)  »

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Gunfighters Die Harder  »

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 52140 delivered on 13-8-1968. See more »

Goofs

When Morgan shoots at Sartana from the hilltop, there are trees, green grass, and dark-colored rocks in close-up, but the hill Sartana sees in the long shots is barren with light-colored rocks. See more »

Quotes

El moreno: You look just like a scarecrow.
Sartana: I am your pallbearer.
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Connections

Spoofed in Sabata (1969) See more »

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He is your Pallbearer
8 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Sartana (played superbly by John Garko) has one of the greatest entrances on screen of all the Spaghetti protagonists. When accused of looking like a scarecrow, he utters the classic line "I am your pallbearer" before gunning down all the bandits facing him. A classic moment, with the black clad Sartana setting the scene perfectly for this Gothic tinged western.

The story itself is a very complicated affair, and one which I'm not completely sure I followed from beginning to end (I blame the wine consumption). In simple terms, the story evolves around a stagecoach robbery and murder (with the culprits themselves hijacked and massacred by Lasky - played by the ever brilliant William Berger - and his gang). Enter Sartana, in the midst of further double crossing and more double crossing. And cue bloodshed aplenty!

Sartana combines the gadgetry of Parolini's later Sabata movies, with the darkness and brutality of Django. There are classic performances from Garko and Berger together with the familiar faces of Fernando Sancho and Klaus Kinski.

The success of Sartana is clearly demonstrated by the string of sequels (and name-checks) that followed. And rightly so, the character is in equal parts cool, mysterious and deadly. Much like the film. I just wish I understood it better (time to put away the bottle, and rewind the video perhaps).


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